Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy must be a glutton for punishment, because he keeps trying to zing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and she keeps making him look like the douchebag he is.
At Monday’s press briefing, Doocy said that President Joe Biden had broken his promise not to meddle in the Justice Department when he suggested last week that anyone who ignores a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House Select Committee should be referred for criminal charges.
Psaki immediately made it clear that she wasn’t going to let Doocy hijack the press briefing:
Psaki told the Fox reporter:
Doocy then tried to make a comparison between Biden and Trump, saying Biden had vowed not to “do what former President Trump does” and use the DOJ to punish his enemies.
And that’s when Psaki rolled right over both Doocy and the failed, one-term former president:
Exactly. Donald Trump incited an insurrection, tried to use the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election, and repeatedly insisted that the DOJ protect him from an investigation conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
There is no comparison between what Trump did with the DOJ and Biden make an off-the-cuff remark about what should happen to those who ignore lawful subpoenas.
Also, Donald Trump is a crook, a con man, a sexual predator, and a traitor. Joe Biden is none of those, and he also has a brain and a heart, both of which Trump lacks.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got a question from Michael Shear of the New York Times which sounded more like a query from Fox News or Newsmax. And she quickly dispatched Shear for what he asked.
Specifically, Shear used one of those classic “people are saying” questions that are the favorite of right-wing media and their savior, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump:
Psaki began by trying to get clarity and specifics on who had made such comments about the president:
“So, just for the sake of argument here, not argument but discussion, beyond the representative of the Cuban government – But who are we talking about here, who’s saying that the President’s like Trump?”
Shear told the press secretary:
Clearly amused by the question, Psaki began destroying everything Shear had just said:
Title 42, it should be noted, deals with public health, ABC News reports:
Title 42 is a clause of the 1944 Public Health Services Law that “allows the government to prevent the introduction of individuals during certain public health emergencies,” said Olga Byrne, the immigration director at the International Rescue Committee.
Seeing as how we’re in the midst of a pandemic, what Psaki said next just makes good sense, and she also managed to get a dig in at Trump:
It’s been said before but it bears repeating: Jen Psaki is a national treasure. It’s so refreshing to see a press secretary who actually responds to the questions.
Once again today, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy managed to walk right into a humiliating takedown delivered by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and video of the interaction is quickly going viral.
Doocy asked about the thousands of immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border, and Pskai made it clear they weren’t being allowed into the United States.
Calmly, professionally, Psaki repeated her query to the Fox reporter:
Psaki then shut Doocy down by quoting the law to him:
“I’m not aware of pregnant women being a big issue of concern to people at the border. What I will note for you, Peter, is that, as I said earlier, there is a process. If people cannot be expelled under Title 42 for a range of reasons. Some of that is that countries they came from or other countries, including Mexico, may not be accepting families with children under the age of seven. They are placed in removal proceedings. Those removal proceedings require them to either go to a detention facility or require them to go get a notice to appear and including their biometric data and otherwise so that we can ensure where they are.”
You’d think that Peter Doocy would learn his lesson and stop trying to trip up Jen Psaki. Instead, he keeps asking moronic questions and proving why the only “news” network that will employ him is the one that also allows Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham to spew their disgusting lies each and every night.
On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made an absurd statement regarding how he planned to “eliminate all rapists” in response to a question about what women in the Lone Star State are supposed to do if they’re raped and don’t want to carry the child to term now that the state has all but made all abortions illegal.
Abbott was asked:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about what Abbott said at her press briefing Wednesday afternoon, and her reply has quickly gone viral:
She then added:
And there it is: The perfect way to counter these right-wingers who want to keep women from controlling their own reproductive choices. This isn’t about abortion. It’s about the right to choose what happens to your body. It’s about health care and letting women make the most personal and difficult decision any person can ever have to make.
The government doesn’t belong in the bedroom or the doctor’s office. And it damn sure doesn’t belong in anyone’s uterus.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki managed to shut down Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy yet again at Friday’s daily press briefing when he asked how the terrorists who murdered 13 U.S. service members in Afghanistan yesterday would be dealt with.
Is Doocy so clueless that he doubts the prowess of the U.S. military and their ability to track down those responsible and mete out the necessary punishment? Or is he trying to suggest that President Biden isn’t capable of making a decision to order the elimination of those who killed our brave troops as they tried to evacuate people from a hellhole?
Thank you, Jen Psaki, for putting Peter Doocy in his place yet again.